Classical Math to Classical Music
If you're going to set math facts to music to learn them, why not set them to classical music? And why not throw in a little study of the composers as a bonus? If you did, you'd have this product. Each of the tables is set to a classical melody taken from a work by the likes of Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, Handel, and other famous composers. For example, the 5x table is presented with a theme from Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. The 9+ facts are set to a song from Verdi's Aida. Each "song" is performed four times on the CD; the first three are sung with answers, the last time your child will solo. Songs are not lyrical; they just repeat all of the math facts for that number. These are much like the Audio Memory method, only the music is less sing-songy because the melodies are more complex. Each CD is accompanied by a short booklet with a 2-page spread for each number. The left facing page has all of the math facts for that number shown in both horizontal and vertical format. The right facing page has a brief composer biographical sketch followed by a short crossword puzzle about the composer. The addition package covers facts from 1's to 10's. The multiplication set covers tables to 12's. The last page in each book is a reproducible drill sheet with all of the mixed facts, including space for completion time and score. An appealing math memory aid and drill product that's sure to become a classic in its own right.